Cannot export map to flv format (possibly due to file size being larger than 15MB)

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Hello,

I have a large map (17MB) that needs to be distributed online, and am trying to export it to .flv format. However, I get an error (see attached image).



After multiple tries, I concluded that the issue is most likely the file size: it seems like the file size limit must be under 15MB, as I had no problems exporting the map when it was smaller than this size.

I am currently optimizing all the images using Photoshop and some batch optimizer, with the hope of gong below 15MB, but this is very time consuming will be only a temporary solution (as the map is likely to get bigger over time).
 
I'd appreciate it if someone could let me know about another workaround (except splitting the map into smaller parts), or a method to allow the creation of larger .flv files with Mindjet. 

Best,
John 
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Could it be that you're talking about the .swf export instead of a .flv export? :)

If you want to distribute the map online, other possibilities might be to upload the map to the Mindjet Cloud or using the Web Export Templates but this depends on the object and audience of your map.

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Indeed, I meant .swf :)

Thank you for your answer Mathieu and reminding me of other options. HTML would not be suitable since it only seems to export maps with all topics are expanded; and Mindjet Cloud would not be possible since I do not have a cloud membership (assuming it would require membership of viewers as well, it may also be not suitable). 

What I need it to be able to freely and unobtrusively distribute the map and .swf seems to be the best option to me. I am hoping for a registry hack or something like that to remove the 15MB limit. Any ideas?
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Try the following:
Divide the map using right click - send to new map.
Do any of the sub maps export successfully?
If one fails: is it content or size? Sub-divide again and test.
Sub dividing maps will break any relationships going across the sub maps.

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Hi Andrew. Thank you for your reply. I managed to fix the problem with the following approach:

I troubleshooted the way you suggested and isolated the problem to a cluster of topics with a very high density of custom icons (in .ico format). 

It appears that all .ico files are converted into individual images during .swf/Mindjet Viewever export. I noticed that my custom-import .ico files were about 100kb each, and this was probably the reason why the swf file was getting overbloated (500+ icons x 100KB = +50MB). Indeed, after optimizing the size of all my icons using the sofware IcoFX (now each were several KB) and replacing them in the mind map, the map was exported successfully.

That's been a pesky issue that caused a week delay, but I'm glad it is resolved now. Thank you for your assistance.
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Glad you resolved the issue. To satisfy my curiosity how did MindManager display the large custom icons?

I presume your icons now conform to the Mindjet spec?
www.applications.cabre.co.uk/2011/01/...
Note: I now use http://greenfishsoftware.blogspot.hu/...
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Hi Andrew,

MindManager displayed the large icons the same way it displayed the default ones. If you are asking if their size was different, it was not. Looks like the only way to change the display size of icons is through "Options --> Visual effects --> Show larger icons..." checkbox.

I did not aim to conform to the specs and simply aimed for the smallest file size without visible loss in visual quality of the icons. For the particular icons I have, 64x64px was the ideal size and Mindjet was able to display them just like default icons in both the .mmap and .swf formats. I also tried unconventional sizes such as 54x54, and the result was the same.

So: Mindjet seems to display custom icons in the same way it displays default icons no matter their size may be, and it works equally well with non-standard sizes as well.

And indeed, Greenfish icon editor could be a nice alternative to IcoFX.
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It has the larger size for printing in the standard sizes.